Historical Events For Year 1975

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January 1, 1975

The sentencing of John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman occurs during the Watergate scandal.
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January 8, 1975

Vice President of the United States Nelson Rockefeller is designated to lead an investigation into possible domestic abuses carried out by the CIA by President Ford.
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January 15, 1975

The opening of Space Mountain at Disney World occurs, becoming one of the most popular attractions at the theme park.
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January 18, 1975

The Atomic Energy Commission is merged into both the ERDA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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January 29, 1975

Washington D.C.'s United States State Department is attacked in a bombing carried out by the Weather Underground.
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February 1, 1975

The launching of the Filipino Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation occurs. Read More

February 21, 1975

The sentencing of former White House employees involved in the Watergate scandal, John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman, takes place with a possible imprisonment of 30 months to 8 years.
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February 23, 1975

Daylight saving time is implemented 2 months early in the United States due to an energy crisis.
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March 4, 1975

The first television broadcast of a Canadian Parliament committee takes place. Read More

March 8, 1975

International Women's Day is announced by the United Nations. Read More

March 10, 1975

New York City's Broadway premiere of The Rocky Mountain Horror Show takes place. Read More

April 4, 1975

Microsoft is formed by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Read More

April 17, 1975

The Cambodian Civil War comes to it's conclusion upon the surrender of the Khmer Republic.
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April 30, 1975

North Vietnam Communist forces overtake Saigon, forcing the surrender of South Vietnam and marking the end of the Vietnam War.
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May 28, 1975

The Economic Community of West African States is formed upon the signing of the Treaty of Lagos.
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June 5, 1975

A vote on a referendum is taken on whether or not the United Kingdom should remain in the European Community, the conclusion of which being yes.
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June 6, 1975

The ACP group is formed upon the signing of the Georgetown Agreement. Read More

August 5, 1975

United States citizenship is given back to the leader of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, Robert E. Lee, by President Gerald Ford.
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August 20, 1975

Viking 1 is launched by NASA as a planetary probe for Mars. Read More

August 24, 1975

A death sentence is given to officers that led a Greek military coup in 1967, but they end up serving life in prison instead.
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September 5, 1975

An attempted assassination of President of the United States Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme, a member of the Manson Family, occurs in Sacramento California.
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September 5, 1975

The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Hilton Hotel in London. Read More

September 16, 1975

Independence to Papua New Guinea is granted by Australia. Read More

October 11, 1975

The premiere episode of Saturday Night Live is broadcast by NBC and is hosted by George Carlin.
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November 26, 1975

The release of the film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show cult classic takes place in the Untied States.
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December 25, 1975

Steve Harris forms the band Iron Maiden, legendary in the heavy metal music genre. Read More